March 31, 2008

Phrase of the day: "desire path."


Desire Path: A term in landscape architecture used to describe a path that isn't designed but rather is worn casually away by people finding the shortest distance between two points.

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MamaBird said...

love this so much. i do not know where you come across the random things you do, but thanks for sharing them!

rekkerd said...

The one I bike on every other day is getting ridiculously wide... I hope they're going to pave it some time soon before there's no green left!

Alya said...

oooh i love this peice of info! and so appropriately named too!

Hooked on Houses said...

Love this post. I went to Anderson University where there were paths like this criss-crossing the campus through the campus "valley," as they call it. They ultimately paved those paths and made them semi-official. People will always want to take the shortest route from point A to point B!